# Ch 4: Temperature

Learn about temperature patterns and units in this chapter, which explores numerous concepts associated with temperature through fun and engaging video lessons and quick quizzes.

## Temperature - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Explore the various factors that determine daily temperatures through this chapter. By watching the video lessons here, you'll learn about various units used to measure temperature and how to convert between them. You'll also examine temperature patterns by seasons. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• Explain how warm and cold ocean currents can influence Earth's temperature.
• Discuss patterns of daytime heating and nighttime cooling.
• Differentiate between Fahrenheit and Celsius.
• Identify Earth's atmospheric layers based on temperature.
• Interpret results from a thermodynamic diagram.

VideoObjective
Factors that Influence Earth's TemperatureDiscuss factors that influence temperature, including latitude, altitude and elevation, atmospheric circulation patterns, contrasts between land and water, and local conditions.
Daily and Annual Temperature PatternsDiscuss daily and annual temperature patterns. Learn about the effects of cloud cover and wind.
How to Measure Temperature & Convert Units of TemperatureIntroduce the concept of measuring temperature, including discussion on use of a thermometer. Learn to convert between different units of temperature.
Temperature Units: Converting Between Kelvin and CelsiusDefine temperature and learn to convert between Celsius and Kelvin.
Calculating the Means & Ranges of Earth's TemperatureExplain how to compute the temperature mean and median, as well as quartiles, climate variation and ranges.
Thermodynamic Diagrams and Vertical Temperature ProfilesIntroduce Earth's general atmospheric temperature profile, and explain how to plot data points on a thermodynamic diagram.
Temperature Patterns by Seasons and ClimatesExplain how to associate climate conditions and seasons with Celsius temperature ranges.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Temperature
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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